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  • US Ryder Cup Team Gets Love Back

    first_imgPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Davis Love III was on his porch in Sea Island taking part in a conference call for the first Ryder Cup Task Force meeting, and he was shocked by what he heard.First, the PGA of America really was going to let the players have a voice. And then it quickly became clear the choice was going to be him.Love was introduced Feb. 25 as U.S. captain for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine.And while it appeared as though the Americans were looking in their past, he was presented as the start of a new model they hope can end two decades of European dominance.He also was Captain in 2012 at Medinah when Europe staged the biggest rally by a visiting team. “I’m here with the same goal I had in 2012, but not as the same captain,” Love said.Love was part of an 11-member task force — eight of them former Ryder Cup players — that met twice since December.The agenda for the first meeting was to define the role of the captains and assistant captains, and then to throw out names. Among those mentioned were Fred Couples, Steve Stricker and Love.Phil Mickelson, whose biting comments at Gleneagles regarding Tom Watson’s style was the impetus for the task force, said the qualities of a Captain included someone who was respected, didn’t let his ego keep him from listening, some who could take the blame and share the credit, and who had the experience to build a blueprint for the next 20 years.“There’s only one guy who fits that bill,” Mickelson said. The PGA of America also announced changes to the U.S. team to boost its chances.Qualifying for the top eight players will end after the first FedEx Cup playoff event (The Barclays) instead of the PGA Championship.Three of the four Captain’s picks will be selected after the third playoff event (BMW Championship), while the final pick will be selected after the Tour Championship.With a crowded schedule in 2016 because of the Olympics, that means the 12th player will be chosen five days before the matches begin.Also, two of the vice captains will be former captains, and the other two will be players with Ryder Cup experience. Love already has selected Tom Lehman, the 2006 Captain, to help him at Hazeltine. Lehman is from Minnesota.Mickelson said the task force realized it had its captain after the first meeting, but it met again in early February and reached the same conclusion. The vote was unanimous the first time around.More than a Captain they wanted, Mickelson said the players felt they had partial ownership in the future.“We went from having zero input and zero continuity, and both of those things the Ryder Cup Task Force has solved,” Mickelson said.Love is the first U.S. captain to get another chance in the same decade since Jack Nicklaus in 1987, and the first since Jack Burke Jr. in 1973 to get a second chance after losing. And he can expect to be involved in more Ryder Cups after Hazeltine.Mickelson said he wouldn’t rule out Love returning as Captain in 2018, but “for sure a Vice Captain.”“It’s not just a two-year commitment,” Mickelson said. “Really it’s a four- or six-year commitment to get the thing started.”Europe last week selected Darren Clarke to be captain for Hazeltine.Tiger Woods, who was part of the task force, congratulated Love in a statement and said he respected him as a person, player and captain. Woods, Mickelson and Love will be part of the Ryder Cup Committee, along with three PGA officers, to resume the work of the task force.Love said he “didn’t go in asking” to be Captain again.“I could not be more excited to captain the 2016 team,” he said. “But I agreed to do it for one reason. The members of the task force, to a man, have said they will do whatever it takes for this team to be successful. They are all in. Our team will trust each other and we will have a shared vision.”Love said if he had been in the room, instead of on a conference call, when the names of potential captains were being written on a board, “I probably would have walked out” when his name appeared.More than the task force choosing him, he was excited that the task force was involved in the first place.“It was more the process,” he said. “In a text during a break to Steve or Jim (Furyk), we were like, ‘They’re actually going to let us pick the captain.’ I don’t know what I expected when I walked in there. I thought that I’d be giving advice.”(DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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  • Juergen Klopp rules out complacency as Liverpool prepare for Manchester City

    first_imgLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp said that his team is not banking on last season’s victories as they prepare to take on Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.Liverpool beat City thrice last season including the double in the Premier League and a 3-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Anfield.Klopp’s side beat City 4-3 at Anfield and then went onto beat City 2-1 at the Etihad but the German doesn’t want to read much into those results.”We beat City three times last season and not once after any of those games did we go into the dressing room and think ‘now we know how to beat them’,” said the Liverpool manager.”We have to be spot on, on our best to keep them away from our goal and create chances in front of our goal. They have my respect, for sure. It will be hard work, no problem with that, everybody knows it.”While the pair are level on 19 points at the top of the table, Klopp does not view the game as a title battle.”I don’t think it makes too much sense at the moment to think about the title, but it’s a home game against Man City and it’s tough. Man City is always tough, even when we won 3-0 in the Champions League.”In the 4-3 they were really good. They never gave up even at 4-1 down,” he said.The Reds lost to Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday and after a draw at Chelsea in the Premier League and the home loss to the London club in the League Cup, Liverpool have gone three games without a win.advertisementKlopp says the losing feel can help his team focus on the challenge of beating City.”We want to show a reaction. I didn’t want to lose at Napoli but if you ask the best preparation mood wise, it’s losing a game. We felt it now, we don’t want to have that feeling again,” he said.Midfielder Naby Keita is an injury doubt for Sunday’s game although his back injury is not as bad as initially feared.”He had a back spasm and so we have to wait a little bit. He will be in today. If he can do something on the training ground, I don’t know. Tomorrow (Saturday), we have to decide. It didn’t look too serious so there’s a chance.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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  • 15 days ago​Liverpool trio undergoing extra sessions for Man Utd clash

    first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Liverpool trio undergoing extra sessions for Man Utd clashby Ansser Sadiq15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool trio Alisson Becker, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are pushing to be fit for their next Premier League game.The three of them are working at the club’s training ground during the international break as they look to find full fitness.The Liverpool Echosays the trio are in line to get into the squad for the Manchester United game at Old Trafford in less than two weeks.Alisson is recovering from a calf injury, while Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lallana are trying to get themselves up to full match fitness.The latter did not make the England squad, which means they have the entire two-week break to focus on getting fit for Liverpool. last_img read more

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  • Kia Seltos bookings start for a token amount of Rs 25,000

    first_img Next Varun Singh New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 14:41 IST Kia Seltos will be available in the GT line and Tech line trims.HIGHLIGHTSKia Seltos will be available with three BSVI-compliant engine options.The SUV will have Sports, Normal and Eco driving modes.Kia Seltos will have the UVO (Your Voice) connect system with 37 features.Kia Motors today commenced the official bookings of Seltos in India for a token amount of Rs 25,000. The upcoming SUV can be booked online and through the carmaker’s 206 sales points across the country. Kia Seltos will be launched here on August 22. The company is entering India with 265 touch points across 160 cities.Kia Seltos will be available with three BSVI-compliant engine options — 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo petrol. While there will be a standard 6-speed manual gearbox on offer, there are three automatic transmissions — 7-speed DCT, IVT and 6-speed AT. The SUV will be available in the GT line and Tech line trims. Now, these two trims will have further sub-divisions into different variants depending on the features. The vehicle will have Sports, Normal and Eco driving modes and Mud, Snow/Wet and Sand traction modes.The upcoming SUV gets features like tiger-nose grille, LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps. There are 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels as well. There are discs at the front (16-inch) as well as rear (14-inch). There are red brake calipers and red accents on side cladding in the GT-Line trim.A customer will come across features like 10.25 HD touchscreen navigation, ambient mood lighting, leatherette seats (sports seats in GT Line), 2-step reclining rear seats, 60:40 split with adjustable rear center headrest, ventilated front seats, driver power seat, sporty D-Cut steering wheel, sunshade curtains and high-line tyre pressure monitor in the cabin of Kia Seltos. The touchscreen system is not only compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it gets embedded navigation and split-screen function as well. There is also a 400-watt 8 speaker Bose premium sound system on offer. The instrument cluster comes with a 7-inch colour display panel. An 8.0 heads up display will also be available.advertisementKia Seltos will have the UVO (Your Voice) connect system with 37 features. The subscription will be free for the first three years. The 37 features are spread across five categories — navigation, safety and security, vehicle management, remote control and convenience. The UVO connect system will have an AI-powered voice recognition service.Kia Seltos will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and the lower variants of Tata Harrier and the recently-launched MG Hector. The SUV is expected to be priced between of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).ALSO READ | MG Hector-maker becomes official global car partner of Liverpool Football ClubALSO READ | Ducati Panigale V4 25 Anniversario 916 launched in India, price starts at Rs 54.90 lakhALSO READ | MG Hector petrol hybrid: First drive reviewGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Kia SeltosFollow Kia Seltos bookingsFollow Kia Seltos launch Kia Seltos bookings start for a token amount of Rs 25,000Upcoming Kia Seltos gets features like tiger-nose grille, LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps. There are 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels as well. There are discs at the front (16-inch) as well as rear (14-inch).advertisementlast_img read more

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  • Debt-ridden Ronaldinho in trouble over unpaid environmental fines

    first_imgDebt-ridden Ronaldinho in trouble over unpaid environmental finesRonaldinho’s lawyer denied the player’s assets were under restriction but told Folha de S.Paulo he could not comment on the details of the case because of the judicial secrecy ruling.advertisement Reuters Sao PauloJuly 30, 2019UPDATED: July 30, 2019 09:00 IST File photo of Brazil football star Ronaldinho (AP Photo)A court in southern Brazil has forbidden ex-Barcelona striker Ronaldinho from selling 57 of his real estate properties due to an unpaid environmental fine and other debts, a Brazilian newspaper reported on Monday.The Folha de S.Paulo paper said the former World Player of the Year owes 9.5 million reais ($2.51 million) in unpaid environmental fines after illegally building a pier at his lake house in Porto Alegre.Creditors have also taken action to recover 7.8 million reais in other debts, Folha said.Authorities have confiscated Ronaldinho’s passport until the cases are resolved, the newspaper added.The judge in Porto Alegre told Reuters the case fell under judicial secrecy rules and would not confirm or deny any details about the newspaper report.Ronaldinho’s lawyer denied the player’s assets were under restriction but told Folha de S.Paulo he could not comment on the details of the case because of the judicial secrecy ruling.The 39-year-old striker retired from football in 2015 after spells with a host of clubs in Brazil and Europe.He was twice voted FIFA player of the year while playing for Barcelona and he also won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Ronaldinho Nextlast_img read more

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  • Women lodges police complaint against veterinary doctor for death of pet

    first_imgKolkata: A woman lawyer in the city registered a complaint with the police against a veterinary doctor whom she accused of negligence leading to the death of her pet.The incident took place at Kankurgachi. The complainant, Sagarika Chowdhury alleged that her pet died while being sterilised by the doctor at her chamber. On the basis of the complaint, the police have started a probe. It was learnt that Chowdhury went to doctor Aparajita Chakraborty in the Kankurgachi area for sterlising her pet cat on May 26. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAccording to her complaint, the woman lawyer alleged that she was later informed that sterlisation was performed on her pet and she could take it to her house. When Chowdhury went to see her pet, she found that it had not gained consciousness. Hence the woman decided to stay back at the doctor’s clinic till the animal regains consciousness instead of taking it home. When the woman had been waiting at the doctor’s clinic, she was asked to pay the dues in cash. Chowdhury then went to a nearby ATM kiosk to withdraw money. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersWhen she returned to the clinic, the complainant found that her pet was kept inside a bucket which was used to bring the pet to the chamber. The woman told some of the staff members of the clinic that she wanted to meet the doctor. She was told by some staffers that doctor had left the clinic already and hence she would not be able to consult her. Being concerned over the health condition of her pet, the woman asked one of the staff members as what happened to her pet. The staff member asked the woman to take her pet home as the clinic would be shut down soon. The woman was also advised not to bring the cat out of the bucket as it would take around six hours for the animal to regain consciousness. The woman returned home. She opened the cover of the bucket after a few hours and touched the animal. She found that there were blood stains on its head. She then rushed to the clinic again but failed to save the life of her pet. She found that the clinic was already shut and the pet died. Chowdhury alleged that her pet was absolutely fine when it was taken to the doctors’ chamber for the operation. She alleged that the doctor’s negligence led to the death of her pet and lodged a complaint with the Phool Bagan police station demanding a probe into the incident.last_img read more

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  • UN expert urges fair trial of those responsible for attempt to abduct

    An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged a full investigation of the recent alleged attempt to abduct children from Chad and fly them to France, and called for a fair trial for those responsible.The Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Juan Miguel Petit, issued a statement in Geneva voicing concern about the recent incidents in Abeché, eastern Chad leading to the arrest of some members of a non-governmental organization (NGO) called “Arche de Zoé/Child Rescue” following its alleged attempt to abduct and transfer 103 children to France for alleged adoption.“I call upon both Chadian and French authorities to fully investigate and shed light about the circumstances surrounding the capture of the children. Those found responsible for violations of the rights of the child must be brought to justice and tried in accordance with international fair trial standards,” he said.“I also call upon all parties to take steps to prevent further abuses, always bearing in mind the best interests of children and to respect the relevant international instruments,” he added, citing various treaties including the Hague Agreement on the Protection and Cooperation in respect of Inter-country Adoption.Mr. Petit also commended the efforts of international humanitarian and national agencies on the ground “which are deploying remarkable efforts to ensure the protection of the children involved, including the immediate provision of basic humanitarian assistance.” 6 November 2007An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged a full investigation of the recent alleged attempt to abduct children from Chad and fly them to France, and called for a fair trial for those responsible. read more

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  • BlackBerry Ltds QNX envisions world where potholes and broken elevators get fixed

    TORONTO — Finally, someone might fix those potholes littering your neighbourhood.At least that’s the hope of developers at Ottawa-based QNX Software Systems, who foresee equipping cars with sensors that automatically send data on road conditions — such as potholes — to city officials.“If a car is hitting a crazy bump at a similar GPS location and other cars are doing the same, (the vehicle) can actually share that information with the municipality . . . Wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually prioritize the problems?” asks Derek Kuhn, vice-president of sales and marketing for QNX.QNX, which was acquired by BlackBerry four years ago, wants to lift the veil of mystery how machines can provide detailed information about everyday life.We are able to share things so there can be efficienciesBroken elevators are an annoyance for most people, but QNX sees them as an opportunity. Kuhn says the company’s technology can use sensors inside the elevator to help mechanics determine the problem before they step inside the building and give them the chance to have replacement parts at the ready.“We are able to share things so there can be efficiencies,” Kuhn says.The initiative is the backbone of Project Ion, a development underway at BlackBerry that’s intended provide analytics data for various industries. It’s part of the “Internet of Things” movement, a buzzy phrase used to describe the technology which connects various objects to one network.“It’s the things that we don’t think have any kind of computing brain,” Kuhn says.Still in its infancy, it’s widely expected that more devices used throughout our daily lives — from automobiles to fridges — will be linked on a network which allows remote access and control of information.BlackBerry believes its handsets, QNX’s software, and the security infrastructure between them, can play a major role in building out the next stage in the digital evolution.QNX developed the smartphone operating system that became the platform for BlackBerry 10 phones, but a growing part of its business relies on partnerships with automakers for dashboard “infotainment” systems and what will ultimately be a vehicle that’s connected to the outside world.The company’s software is also frequently used in medical devices to help manufacturers develop some defibrillators as well as patient monitoring and blood analysis systems.Pinpoint accuracy that’s built into QNX software allows variations of the technology to be used in everything from laser eye surgery equipment to autonomous forklifts.Despite its presence in so many different technologies, QNX is still a widely misunderstood company that hasn’t mainstream recognition.“We’re not prone to being a household brand,” Kuhn said. “We’ve just always been behind things that are cool.” read more

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  • Enbridge posts higher secondquarter profits books 40M in Alberta spill costs

    Enbridge posts higher second-quarter profits, books $40M in Alberta spill costs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 1, 2013 10:36 am MDT CALGARY – Enbridge Inc. has posted higher second-quarter profits as new pipelines in the oilsands region of northeastern Alberta came into service and the Seaway pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast contributed higher earnings.The Calgary-based company (TSX:ENB) said adjusted earnings — which strip out the effects of one-time or unusual items — were $306 million, or 38 cents per share, up from $274 million, or 36 cents per share.Net earnings were $42 million, or five cents per share, up from $8 million, or a penny per share, a year earlier.The net earnings included $40 million in after-tax, pre insurance-recovery costs related to an oil spill from its Line 37 pipeline in northern Alberta this spring, when the province was experiencing historic flooding.In late June, about 750 barrels of crude leaked from the line, which carries oil from the Long Lake oilsands project to its Cheecham Terminal.“Our highest priority is the safety and protection of people and the environment. The conditions that led to this incident resulted from a one-in-100 year water-level event, which made site access and remediation very challenging,” said CEO Al Monaco in a release.“We are proud of the Enbridge team and contractors and appreciate the rapid, professional and safe response to the incident. We also worked closely with our customers to mitigate impacts to their operations to the extent possible.”The spill cleanup is mostly complete and all surrounding pipelines that had been shut down as a precaution have been returned to full service.Enbridge is Canada’s dominant oil shipper with a vast network connecting markets across North America. It also has a natural gas distribution business and a growing renewable energy portfolio.Enbridge is looking to connect western crude to refineries in the East by reversing the flow of its existing Line 9 pipeline.Line 9 currently ships imported crude from Montreal to a refinery in southwestern Ontario. The reversal would provide less expensive domestic supplies of crude to refineries such as Suncor’s (TSX:SU) in Montreal, which could be retooled to handle heavier crudes.Pipeline rival TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) announced Wednesday that its Energy East pipeline, which is also geared toward linking western crude to eastern markets, is a-go. TransCanada plans to spend $12 billion to ship up to 1.1 million barrels of crude to refineries as far as Saint John, N.B.A regulatory decision is expected later this year on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, a controversial proposal to ship 550,000 barrels per day of oilsands crude across British Columbia to the West Coast port of Kitimat, B.C.The $6-billion project faces significant obstacles, including vehement opposition from First Nations along the proposed route and skepticism from B.C. Premier Christy Clark over the safety of the project.Northern Gateway would enable landlocked Canadian crude to fetch a higher prices in lucrative Asian markets. read more

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  • 11 years later Sony PlayStation 2 is still the king

    first_imgWhen it comes to consoles, eleven years is forever. Nintendo managed to put out three different consoles in a eleven year span — the NES, SNES and N64. Once the N64 rolled around, Nintendo wasn’t even producing the NES anymore, letting alone selling any of them.You know what’s still selling in droves eleven years in now though> The Sony PlayStation 2. Despite the fact that the PlayStation 3 has been on the market for five years now, the PS2 not only still sells… it sells well. Sometimes even well enough to outsell the PlayStation Portable.How well is the PS2 doing? According to Sony’s latest numbers, they will have sold six million PlayStation 2’s by the end of the fiscal year, which is next quarter. That’s simply incredible for an eleven year old console… and is enough to make the PS2 the most successful console in history, with over $152 million sold. Even the NES never managed those kinds of numbers.How has Sony managed to keep the PS2 such a success after so many years? My guess it there’s a lot of factors at play here. For one thing, if you want backwards compatibility with your vintage PS2 game library, you pretty much need to buy a $99 PS2 these days… and the quality of that library is extensive. In fact, the PS2 game library to this day might be the best game library of any console ever. Additionally, the PS2 isn’t old enough for the graphics to look ridiculously behind the times, and especially on an SDTV, the benefits of paying more for a next-gen console are limited. The PS2 hardware is cheap and excellent, as are the games. At the end of the day, the sales are a result of that quality. Why be surprised?Read more at Kotakulast_img read more

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  • Ubuntu 1304 named Raring Ringtail

    first_imgToday sees the launch of Ubuntu 12.10, which is called Quantic Quetzal. And while users will be scrambling to download and try out the new operating system, Canonical will be working towards the next release: 13.04. That also means it needs a new name.Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has been quick to react and this morning posted the winner. Ubuntu 13.04 will be called Raring Ringtail.The Ringtail part refers to a Ring-tailed raccoon, which is native to North America. It’s typically dark brown with a distinctive balck and white striped tail, has large purple eyes, and is smaller than your typical housecat. It is very agile though, with an ankle that can rotate 180 degrees making it a great climber.That agility and flexibility is maybe what made Canonical select it for the name as Ubuntu 13.04 is aiming to be just that. Shuttleworth’s blog post is mostly full of “r”-heavy words that don’t give much away, but he does point to the next release of the OS leading to a ” leaner, sharper, more mobile world.” He also mentions looking at cutting memory footprint, fewer running processes, using battery life as a key metric, and polishing the rough edges. It sounds like Raring Ringtail is all about optimization.Development on Raring Ringtail gets going on October 25 with the features being frozen on November 22 and Alpha 1 landing on December 6. Alpha 2 arrives on February 7, Beta 1 is March 7, and Beta 2 is March 28. If everything goes to plan we’ll be downloading the final release of Ubuntu 13.04 on April 25 next year.Read more at Mark Shuttleworth’s blog and Ubuntu Release Schedulelast_img read more

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  • Dora support for Gaza

    first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece wants to play a key role in encouraging peace in the Middle East and strongly supports a two-state solution, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said in an interview with Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram last week. Bakoyannis was at an international aid conference to raise funds for  Gaza. Greece is already offering 25 million euros aid to Gaza and committed to an additional $5 million euros to assist with the reconstruction of Gaza as well as food and medical aid.last_img read more

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  • Des chercheurs identifient deux nouveaux dinosaures

    first_imgDes chercheurs identifient deux nouveaux dinosauresUne équipe de scientifiques canadiens viennent d’identifier deux nouvelles espèces de dinosaures à partir de fossiles découverts dans les fameux “Badlands” au sud d’Alberta au Canada. Ce site est l’un des cimetières de dinosaures les plus riches du monde. Les fossiles, l’un issu d’un site près de la frontière entre Alberta et Montana et l’autre du Dinosaur Provincial Park à l’est de Calgary, ont été découverts il y a déjà plusieurs années. Mais ce n’est que maintenant que les chercheurs, menés par Michael Ryan, ont pu les identifier. Une équipe de scientifiques canadiens qui comprend aussi le paléontologue David Evans du Royal Ontario Museum, Philip Currie, le légendaire chasseur de dragons, Caleb Brown de l’Université de Toronto et Don Brinkman du Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.L’un des deux fossiles semble être celui d’une famille de dinosaures de petite taille qui vivaient en Amérique du Nord. L’autre semble plutôt appartenir à une famille d’herbivores, cousins des Tricératops. Néanmoins, les nouveaux dinosaures semblent tout deux appartenir à la famille des leptoceratopsidés, connus pour s’être développée au Canada et en Asie. Grâce aux fossiles, l’équipe a pu déterminer que le premier spécimen, le Gryphoceraops morrisoni, mesurait environ deux mètres de long pour 90 kilogrammes, et aurait vécu il y a un peu plus de 83 millions d’années, faisant de lui l’un des plus vieux de son espèce. Ceci indiquerait que les leptoceratopsidés se sont développés et diversifiés durant l’ère du Crétacé. Découvert en 1995 par Philip Currie au Dinosaur Provinciel Park, la mâchoire fossilisée du deuxième spécimen a récemment été identifié et a permis de le baptiser Unescoceratops koppelhusae. L’herbivore mesurait moins de deux mètres de long et pesait également autour de 90 kilos. Il aurait vécu il y a environ 75 millions d’années. Comme l’explique Michael Ryan, du musée d’Histoire naturelle de Cleveland, “cette découverte remplit de nombreux blancs dans l’histoire de l’évolution des petits dinosaures à cornes, qui ne possèdent pourtant pas les grandes cornes de leurs cousins, les tricératops”, rapporte le National Post. D’autres espèces de dinosaures déjà découvertes À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon lui, “bien que les dinosaures à cornes soient originaires d’Asie, les leptoceratopsidés se sont rapidement développés en Amérique du Nord”. “D’habitude, on trouve peu de fossiles de dinosaures de petite taille. C’est pourquoi, une telle découverte représente une avancée énorme dans notre compréhension de l’écologie et de l’évolution des dinosaures”, précise David Evans. Son co-équipier, Michael Ryan, rajoute : “depuis huit ans, nous travaillons avec nos étudiants afin de découvrir de nouvelles informations sur l’environnement qui pourrait avoir vu le jour et s’être terminé avec le Tyrannosaurus rex”.Ainsi, Michael Ryan a contribué à la découverte de plusieurs espèces de dinosaures au cours des dernières années. En mai 2010, il a mené l’équipe de recherche qui a baptisé une autre espèce de dinosaure à cornes, le Medusaceratops lokii. En décembre dernier, ce spécialiste et six autres confrères ont également identifié une autre espèce de dinosaure, le Spinops sternbergorum, à partir d’un fossile découvert en 1916.Découvrez ces deux nouvelles espèces de dinosaures en images sur Maxisciences Le 16 mars 2012 à 13:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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  • 5 Things You Can Expect From the Symbiote Infused Venom Film

    first_imgStay on target Jake Gyllenhaal Avoids Questions About Mysterio in Sinister SixSony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man Split Like the famous black symbiotic goo that patiently hides in the shadows; attacking its vulnerable host out of nowhere, a Venom film was slated for release last today.Earlier this evening, the ERC Box Office first reported that Sony has a Venom standalone film in the works. The villainous anti-hero film is slated to release in theaters on October 5, 2018. Director of this year’s remake of The Mummy, Alex Kurtzman is lined up to direct.It has been a while since we have heard anything on the project. The last bit of information involving the film was in early 2016. Edge of Tomorrow‘s Dante Harper was hired on to write a draft for the movie.Sony has wanted to put out a solo Venom film for a long time now. So much so that it jeopardized the original Spider-Man film franchise as a whole. This time around it looks like Sony is taking their time with this one by keeping the Venom saga separate from the (soon to be released) Tom Holland Spider-Man films.So what can we expect from a stand alone VENOM film?ViolenceAfter Fox’s success with Deadpool and Logan in the box office, I think it’s safe to say that mature and violent superhero movies are not going away for some time. I’d even put money down and say the reason the Venom film has instantly been given a release date is a knee jerk reaction from Sony after Logan brought in more than $163,000,000 this month.Eddie BrockEven though Sam Rami’s third installment in the original Spider-Man franchise included Peter Parker’s journalist rival at the Daily Bugle, I think we can all agree that Topher Grace was the wrong choice to portray the “large” hot headed symbiote wielder. Technically the host can be anyone. But if Sony wants to buy back fans of the jagged-toothed villain, they need to take a page out of Fox’s Deadpool book and make us forget about their first adaptation of the character entirely and stick to what we know. Then have fun with different hosts in the sequels/tie-ins.Spider-ManI don’t care what the studio is saying right now. If you are going to do a Venom film, you have to incorporate Peter Parker and his universe in some way. I think Sony is playing it safe at the moment by saying it will not be connected for many reasons. The big one is their negotiations with Disney and sharing the Spider-Man character. Fox could go as dark as they wanted to with Logan because they are in control of the X-Men/Mutant license. It would not look good on Sony’s part to release an all ages Spider-Man: Homecoming, only to then tie it into an R-rated side story to that franchise. Sony has their ducks in a row and is strategically playing them one by one. Besides, what kind of fun is it if you give away a tie-in before the film’s release? Let audiences want the web-slinger.HorrorThe symbiote story arcs were always aimed for the more mature readers of the Marvel Universe, (the supervillain was co-created by Todd McFarlane after all.) Lots of Innocent lives were lost when Venom showed his face around. In Venom’s original story line, Eddie Brock is searching for a serial killer and tries to expose his true identity. That is until Peter Parker exposes the real serial killer’s identity, leaving Brock embarrassed and enraged. The symbiotic goo almost echoes the classic tale of The Wolfman. Taking all that emotion and anger that is deep inside and forcing it front and center, transforming the suitor into an all-powerful killing machine. If Sony is not going to connect this story to any other superhero films, do something different like Fox did with Logan. Make me borderline terrified of Venom! Create a stylistic suspense thriller involving hunting down serial killers and make the new kind of monster film Hollywood has yet to see.More Symbiote HostsYou didn’t think I could get through this post without mentioning Carnage at all did you? No matter what happens in this stand alone Venom film, the comic reading audience will want more iterations of who the symbiote will take a host of next. Sure, many characters over the years have been powerful enough to control the galactic sludge. But it was serial killer Cletus Kasady who rivaled Venom, not just in popularity, but power. Kasady was a natural born killer. Possibly the perfect host for the symbiote to take control of. This is where we pull our fallen hero back to the light side to fight something even darker than himself. Now obviously this would be a movie or two later, but I would not be surprised to start already seeing hints of Kasady in the first film, or even something after the credits to keep the ravaging symbiotic freaks wanting more!Overall I am honestly really excited about this announcement. Probably because I still envision the animated Castlevania series producer Adi Shankar’s take on Venom as the possible overall look and feel of this future film (One can only dream I guess.) The early 90’s kid in me is just hoping we receive a proper treatment to one of Spider-Man’s best villains of all time, in hopes that we can leave that last incarnation in the past. I’d be completely content with a vicious and dark symbiotic trilogy of terror!View as: One Page Slides1. Venom Candy Bowl HolderBuy Me Now2. Venom Grin Graphic TeeBuy Me Now3. Venom by Rick Remender: The Complete Collection Volume 1Buy Me Now4. Funko Venom Exclusive Bobble HeadBuy Me Now5. Venom Bust BankBuy Me Nowlast_img read more

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  • CDC will run out of money for Zika

    first_imgThe federal agency leading the public health response to the Zika threat in the United States will run out of funding to combat the mosquito-borne virus by late September, its director said Monday.“The cupboard is bare,” said Tom Frieden, who heads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Basically, we’re out of money, and we need Congress to act to allow us to respond effectively.”Of the $222 million that the CDC allocated for domestic Zika response this year, about $200 million has been committed, Frieden said during a media roundtable in Washington. “The rest will be gone by the end of September.”The timing further raises the threat for high-risk states along the Gulf Coast, particularly if Congress again fails to act on the Obama administration’s emergency funding request when lawmakers return to Washington next month.“We’re in peak mosquito season” — which typically lasts through October in the United States — and if transmission starts occurring more broadly, CDC “might not have the resources” to respond and send teams to support local and state officials, Frieden said.last_img read more

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  • Messi is better than Ronaldo Lineker

    first_imgThe former Barcelona striker says there’s no debate on how good the Argentinean player is in the world of football.The eternal debate of who is better between Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo is still on the table.But for former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker, the answer is very simple: Argentina’s Lionel Messi.“He’s just phenomenal. He’s 31 now and he’s still going strong,” he told talkSPORT.“He plays the game in a way the rest of us are not familiar with.”“I watch a lot of football, and people pine on this whole Messi vs Ronaldo debate; there’s no comparison for me,” he explained.“They watch a bit of English football and they think La Liga is a walk in the park.”“But they actually win most competitions going, domestically and in Europe,” he added.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Messi is on a different level to everybody else, it’s as simple as that.”“People say to me what about Ronaldo’s goalscoring record and so forth,” Lineker continued talking.“But I say to them have you seen Messi pass a football? Have you seen him dribble towards the goal?”“The all-around joy he brings to football is what I love about him.”“Even on his off-days he’ll do three or four things that take your breath away,” he said.“He also scores goals as well – I think some people forget that! He’s such a great team player, too.”Messi was part of today’s 0-0 draw between Spanish La Liga side Barcelona and French Ligue 1 club Lyon.The game was part of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.last_img read more

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  • In 4 hours 40 crashes reported in NW Ore

    first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Police reports that between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Thursday, the agency fielded more than 40 reports of car crashes in northwest Oregon as icy condition plagued roads.Temperatures dropped to below freezing in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, creating conditions for ‘black ice’ on roadways. Two of the crashes involved Oregon State Police cars.In one crash, an Oregon State Police trooper lost control of his patrol car near Salem and struck another vehicle while responding to a call of another crash. The other Oregon State Patrol crash happened near Timber Junction when a car that lost control on an icy road struck a parked patrol car at the scene of another crash. The trooper had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.With temperatures again low Friday, Oregon State Police is encouraging drivers to be more vigilant, slow down and maintain safe distances between cars.last_img read more

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  • Over 13 million in drugs intercepted near Puerto Rico

    first_imgSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (WSVN) — The Coast Guard made a big drug bust while at sea near Puerto Rico.Over $13 million worth of cocaine and heroin were intercepted near Puerto Rico, Tuesday.The Coast Guard worked with the DEA and other agencies and stopped a vessel in the Caribbean with the drugs on board.Two suspected smugglers have since been arrested.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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  • Facebook sues two app developers for ad fraud

    first_img Share your voice Facebook is cracking down on advertising fraud.  Angela Lang/CNET Facebook said Tuesday it’s suing two app developers in Asia for making money from advertising fraud, highlighting how the social network is cracking down on abuse on the platform.The app developers LionMobi in Hong Kong and JediMobi in Singapore released apps on the Google Play Store that infected a user’s phone with malware to make it appear as if they clicked on Facebook ads when they didn’t, Facebook alleges. That generated fake user clicks on Facebook ads in what the social network calls “click injection fraud.”LionMobi denied the allegations. The company said it removed third-party software development kits that were integrated in its products and that may have violated Facebook’s rules.”LionMobi has long adhered to the Facebook advertising policy and has never obtained any illegal income by so-called click injection fraud on the Facebook platform,” the company said in a statement.LionMobi released the app “Power Clean – Antivirus and Phone Cleaner App” and JediMobi created a calculator app called “Calculator Plus” for Android devices. Both developers used their apps to install malware on people’s phones last year that generated fake clicks on ads, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The Power Clean app has more than 100 million downloads and the Calculator Plus app has been downloaded more than 5 million times, according to the Google Play Store. Facebook offers a product known as the Audience Network that lets advertisers show their ads to people on apps and websites that aren’t developed by Facebook. App developers get a slice of the money generated from these Facebook ads and that amount depends on how many people clicked on the ads. The lawsuit doesn’t say how much money these developers made from their alleged scheme. The companies also targeted Google for ad dollars, according to the lawsuit. Facebook alleges that the developers breached a contract with the company and harmed Facebook’s image, which has already been tarnished by a series of privacy and security scandals. The companies also violated a federal and state law against fraud, according to the lawsuit. “Facebook detected this fraud as part of our continuous efforts to investigate and stop abuse by app developers and any abuse of our advertising products,” Jessica Romero, Facebook’s director of platform enforcement and litigation, said in a blog post. CNET reached out to Facebook about how many people and advertisers were affected. Facebook said it didn’t have anything else to add beyond what’s in the lawsuit and its blog post. The social network refunded advertisers in March and disabled the developers’ Facebook accounts. JediMobi didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Originally published Aug. 6, 2:59 p.m. PT.Updates, 3:48 p.m.: Includes more information from lawsuit; Aug. 7: Adds statement from LionMobi. 1 Tags Mobile Tech Industry Facebook Commentlast_img read more

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  • Rohingya crisis presents economic opportunity

    first_imgIn this photo taken on 13 August, 2018, a Rohingya worker transports sacks of dried fish from a barge at Teknaf port near Cox`s Bazar. Photo: AFPCaptain Min Min, a Buddhist from Myanmar, looks on as a stream of Muslim Rohingya labourers zig-zag up narrow gangplanks hauling sacks of ginger from his boat onto Bangladeshi soil-one of many seizing the economic opportunities presented by a refugee crisis.“I don’t worry about conflict… everything is just business,” the ethnic Rakhine skipper says, offering whiskey, cigarettes and big betel nut-stained smiles as he waits for his nine-tonne cargo to be unloaded.The Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar now hosts around one million Rohingya from Myanmar, the vast majority of whom fled their country a year ago, driven out by the army and mobs of ethnic Rakhine, who falsely brand the Muslim minority as “Bengali” intruders.The makeshift Rohingya camps have now congealed into tent cities spread out across hills and farmland.They contain new and dynamic economies, pump-primed by donor money and driven by a captive market of hundreds of thousands in need of food, shelter, work and-for those who can afford it-consumer goods.For generations trade has diluted ethnic and religious rivalries among the Rakhine, Rohingya and Bangladeshis who flit between the two countries.Commerce was barely interrupted as scores of Rohingya villages were torched in August last year, sparking an exodus of around 700,000 people by land and sea into Bangladesh.The skies were heavy with smoke, but Min Min says he carried on delivering his ‘Made in Myanmar’ cargo to Teknaf port-rice, ginger, make-up, noodles and the “ainshi” chestnuts ubiquitous at Rohingya snack stalls.The refugee influx has been good for business, adds his friend Thoin Line, an ethnic Rakhine importer from the Bangladesh side of the border.“The Rohingya are tough… they work night and day,” he says, adding, “and their wages are not too high.”Below, a line of drenched, wiry workers emerge from the hull of the boat, each shouldering two 30-kilogramme (66-pound) sacks of ginger imported from Myanmar.They will earn between 300-500 taka ($3-6) a day for their back-breaking efforts-a decent wage of sorts for labourers officially barred from working in Bangladesh and thus compelled to pay a share of their earnings to camp leaders who cherry-pick the workforce.Most refugees are either jobless or stuck at the bottom of the labour ladder, a place they have occupied since Myanmar first began expelling its Rohingya in 1978.Praying for rainAt the Kutupalong megacamp Bangladeshi entrepreneur Kamal Hussein, 24, is praying for rain.His income comes from a row of nearly 50 mobile phone charging points secured by bamboo struts.“Business is slow… it is sunny and most people have solar panels so they don’t need our shop,” he says.Business is better when it rains because then “the solar panels don’t work”, he adds.Consumer goods like mobile phones are in hot demand as refugees settle in, spending salaries and remittances from relatives overseas.Salesman Kaiser Ahmed says before last August’s crisis he sold five or six phones a week at the existing camps.“Now it is around 300,” he explains.Like many other Bangladeshis, Kaiser’s income has surged in step with the crisis.Stores to repair and pawn Rohingya jewellery, stalls selling gaudy saris and shops charging refugees 30 US cents to watch live English Premier League football matches on their TVs have sprung up around the camp fringes over the past year.NGO influxFurthermore, the non-profits which work in the camps are big buyers of local bamboo, tarpaulins, concrete, pots, pans and blankets and employ thousands of Bangladeshi and Rohingya staff.Bangladeshi Mohammad Jashan, 26, whose home is just outside Kutupalong, says he has climbed up the value chain in each of the three jobs he has held in foreign organisations in the last 12 months.He now earns $300 a month for a British charity-several times higher than the national average.“My next salary will be higher as I have more skills,” he says, beaming proudly.But pinch points are emerging.Poorer Bangladeshis say the Rohingya influx has collapsed wages.Crime, drugs and prostitution are rising, while the foreign NGO influx has warped prices-making owners of apartments, cars, hotels and restaurants richer, but sharpening the poverty of the locals with nothing to offer them.Even among the Rohingya resentments are emerging.“After the new refugees came the NGOs put all the focus into them,” says Setara Begum, who was born in Kutupalong and is one of the roughly quarter million refugees to have lived in Bangladesh for years.“We only get basic rations now,” the 18-year-old said.Keeping the peaceIn June the World Bank moved to head off angst between the Rohingya and their Bangladeshi hosts, offering nearly half a billion dollars in grants for refugee health, education and sanitation.The aim is to help ease Dhaka’s burden and establish services that will also be used-and staffed by-Bangladeshis.With refugees unlikely to be repatriated any time soon, cash and jobs are the best route to keeping the peace.At a beach outside the Shamlapur camp, Rohingya fisherman Mohammad Hossain says he worked his way up over two decades from crew to become the co-owner of two of the distinctive crescent-shaped boats that dot the coastline.It is a dangerous job in the high monsoon seas.But there is no shortage of willing crew so the number of boats braving the waves has increased along with the catch, as money is spun from desperation.“Bangladeshis are scared of the sea. But Rohingya live on the coast… we are used to the water,” the 30-year-old says.“It’s risky but the Rohingya here can’t do anything else.”last_img

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